This article was published as a guest column today in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s education website, Get Schooled. Click here to read it on the AJC. This winter holiday, Neeti and I watched Mary Poppins Returns in the cinema. The original with Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke is one of my childhood favorites. In an early […]
[I submitted this post to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. They published it on their education blog, Get Schooled, tonight. Here’s the link if you’d prefer to read it there: https://www.myajc.com/blog/get-schooled/george-bush-stressed-being-kinder-gentler-should-our-schools/phWRcAdLxbzU6VoMdohnxL/%5D Kinder. Gentler. These two words feature in every obituary I’ve read of the 41st President. Quoting President Bush’s inaugural address on Jan. 20, 1989: “We as […]
My first day at The Children’s School was May 1, 2013. I’ve completed five years and I’m about halfway through my sixth year. Last fall, in 2017, I shared with the board’s executive committee that the next five years will be different from the previous five. Looking back, there are many enhancements and new programs […]
Several months ago, I came across an article that listed Jeff Bezos’s habit of keeping a list of books and writings that have influenced him. The book, In the Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro, is at the top of his list and a copy is given to every new employee at Amazon. I […]
We are living in precarious times that rob our children of their childhood. Rather than free play and opportunities to deal with boredom on their own, parents fill those times with tutoring, coaching and lessons. Rather than connection and creativity, we are surrounded by disengaged souls bingeing on every possible activity or medium around us. There’s a lot to keep us interested but it hasn’t made us more interesting.
A few years ago, Jay and Arlene, colleagues at the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), were visiting Atlanta to scope out the city, conference center and surrounding hotels for an upcoming event. I’ve known Jay since my early career days. He has followed and supported my professional arc for over a decade. Arlene and […]
I recently spoke before a group of 35-40 undergraduate business majors at Emory’s Goziueta Business School. The class was “Leading and Managing Change,” and the professor, Richard Berlin, was kind enough to invite me to share my experience as a nonprofit leader and the pressures and challenges I face in running The Children’s School. Richard […]